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Israeli Defense Forces Present Books to Columbia University

The Israeli Defense Forces today presented to Columbia University a number of books in appreciation of the University’s contribution to education of Israeli veterans who were enabled to resume their studies at Columbia after military service. The presentation was made to Dr. Grayson Kirk, president of Columbia, by Colonel A. Yariv, Military, Naval and Air attache at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, in the president’s office.

In addition to the gift to the university, a special edition of a Bible printed in Hebrew in Jerusalem, was presented to Dr. Kirk. The other books, destined for the Hebrew section of the Columbia University Libraries, include a number of Hebrew volumes of contemporary writers, and Israeli Defense Forces books on citizenship and general educational subjects.